Weather column: Fog was a problem across much of Minnesota late Sunday night into early Monday morning following the rain that we had over the weekend. Elevated dew points and light winds also all contributed to the fog problems. As a result, dense fog advisories were posted for parts of Minnesota.
A weak system pushed across Northwestern Minnesota Monday night and brought some widely scattered showers and thunderstorms to that part of the state. Overnight lows were warm with lows in the mid to upper 50s and lower 60s for much of the area.
Our next real threat of thunderstorms returns by Tuesday night into Wednesday. Parts of far Southern Minnesota could see some severe weather. A few of these could move into parts of Central Minnesota as well, but it looks like the main concern will be well off to our south.
Fog will continue to be an issue for much of the week early in the morning and late at night as dew points and light winds will stay with us.
At this stage, it looks like Sunday will be the better day of the weekend with highs both days in the low- to mid-70s. We could see some scattered showers on Saturday, but it doesn’t look like a washout.
Have a great upcoming weekend!
Weather history: On this date in 1899 “A killer F5 tornado ripped through New Richmond, Wis.” Newspapers reported that 117 people were killed and 200 were injured by the tornado and 300 buildings were destroyed as well.
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MN AT A GLANCE:
Moorhead Low 58 High 73
Duluth Low 53 High 68
Central Minn. Low 59 High 73
Twin Cities Low 63 High 77
Rochester Low 65 High 78
Marshall Low 62 High 76
Monday, June 10: Cloudy early, then partial clearing by the afternoon, 30-percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. High 73 Low 52 Winds: NE/N 5-15 Prec. Trace-.25”
Monday’s sunrise: 5:29 a.m.
Monday’s sunset: 9:13 p.m.
Normal High: 77
Normal Low: 55
As temperatures warm up this week, the threat of showers and thunderstorms return which could impact parts of Minnesota Tuesday night into Wednesday. A few of these storms could be severe producing large hail and damaging winds. Isolated tornadoes can’t be ruled out as well.
Thursday: More clouds than sun. High 77 Low 55 Winds: Light and variable. Prec. None
Friday: Partly cloudy early, 30-percent chance of showers and thunderstorms developing mainly late. High 75 Low 63 Winds: ESE 5-15 mph Prec. Trace-.30”
Saturday: Mostly cloudy to cloudy with fog early, 40-percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. High 73 Low 57 Winds: SSE 5-10 Prec. Trace-.30”
Sunday: Partly cloudy with fog possible early. High 75 Low 54 Wind: WNW 5-10 mph Prec. None